Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Haystacks are similar to taco salad. They are a favorite with all of us (except maybe hubby....).

Cook up some beans, usually pintos or kidneys. Season them simply: salt, onion and garlic powder, to taste.

You will also need: lettuce (shredded or ripped); tomatoes (diced); grated cheese; sliced olives; onions (optional), chopped cucumbers (optional); diced avocado (optional); sour cream; salsa or picante, corn or tortilla chips. You could also use ketchup, ranch dressing, or french dressing, if you choose.

Each person builds a "haystack" on his/her own plate, layering it: chips; beans; cheese; lettuce; tomatoes; onions; olives; sour cream; salsa....whatever each person chooses.

We used kidney beans today, daughter's choosing. Frankly, I prefer pinto beans for haystacks.

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  1. YUMMY!!!! Thanks!!

    That is going to be tomorrow's dinner I think!!!

  2. We LoVe haystacks!!! It is such a YuMmY and quick meal ♥ I really like it with homemade vegetarian chili.

  3. This makes a great summertime meal and even a quick meal for casual guests because everyone can "stack" on what they like and leave off what they don't. I enjoy making this meal with cooked rice as the bottom component and serving chips on the side. It's easy to stretch out a pound of cooked hamburger meat, too, by stirring the meat into the bean mixture.

  4. Yum! We started making tacos with beans too. And I found a new way to add flavor to beef for tacos instead of adding those high sodium seasoning packets, just add a can of mild chili beans with sauce. Has less sodium and adds protein!

  5. Yum! This looks like it will be a favorite during the warmer months.

  6. Yum! This is one of my favorite meals! We often use plain yogurt instead of sour cream - I just like the flavor and texture!


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